Edmonton Passes Noisy Motorcycle Bylaw [video]

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Edmonton, Alberta, claims to be the first Canadian city to officially start fining motorcycles for excessive noise levels that exceed 92 decibels while idling or 96 decibels while the engine is revving to benchmarks of 2000 and 5000 rpm. The city council passed the new bylaw amendment that took effect on July 1st, the fine was set at $250.

During the demonstration prior to July 1st, police tested in excess of 100 bikes and found about 15 percent of the motorcycles failed by using a sound meter that was placed 20 inches from the exhaust. Police will be “fine tuning” their ears in order to decide who will be pulled over for a sound test.

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